NEW in This Issue
Regular Temple Features
NRR Website Links
Other Website Links
Alachua Temple on Facebook
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
Govinda's Gifts has everything for your Krishna conscious lifestyle.
Open Sunday from 4pm -8pm, Daily by appointment. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
- Memoirs and Biographies by Srila Prabhupada's disciples
- CDs for all musical tastes
- Childrens Books galore, in English and in Hindi
- Luxury cashmere shawls, organic cotton scarves, adorable children's clothing
- Big variety of Kurtas
- Men's wool chaddars
- Silver and gemstone earrings
- Hand carved Mayapur tulasi and silver necklaces
- Many items under $10
Our Store hours are Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment by calling the Temple Office at 386-462-2017.
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for March and April 2017. This is a wonderful and auspicious way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, births, and departed loved ones, and get the blessings of Krishna and His devotees. Please call the Temple Office at 386-462-2017
if you are interested or click this link.
- March 5, 2017- Dhimant Soni
- March 19, 2017- Vivek blessings for his son
- March 26, 2017- Dr. Yoga & Kamala Sundram
- April 2 , 2017- Prabhir & Sri Gaurangi devi dasi Banik in honor of Nimai Chandra's birthday
- April 9 , 2017- Sukriti das in honor of his mother Gopakanya
- April 16, 2017- Saksi Gopal das in honor of Hari Govinda's Birthday
- April 23, 2017- Dr. Anand Kesari in honor of his birthday
- April 30, 2017- Nitin Patel
Guest Accomodations at Temple
Now you can spend a weekend or longer experiencing the peaceful spiritual life of our Hare Krishna farm community. We currently have one guest house with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people.
The charge for the guest house is $120 per night. Individual rooms may also be rented, depending on the number in your party. The master bedroom with attached bath is $65/night,
the single room is $45/night and the bunk room is $49/night.
Breakfast and lunch are served at the Temple at 9:00 am & 12:30 pm, which are available to you if you are here at those times.
Please note that check-in is between 3-8 pm and check/-out is by 11 am. For reservations please call 386-462-2017 or
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
The morning sweets from our Deities can now be sponsored for a donation of $51.00. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or an event. Please contact the Temple office at 386-462-2017, or see Saksi Gopal das for more information. You can also sponsor online by clicking this link.
WEEKLY BHAGAVAD-GITA CLASS every Saturday, following the evening arati at the Temple. The devotees who feel intimidated to speak in front of a large audience or are unable to give the morning class for any reason, are invited to give class at this time.
If you would also like to give class, please contact Nitai-lila devi dasi to be included on the
NECTAR OF DEVOTION Interactive discussion every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room. Facilitators: Prana Govinda das and Hari Parayana das. If you cannot attend, text your questions/thoughts/comments throughout class to 352 215 6152.
FRIDAY NIGHT BHAJANS every Friday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room.
Anyone living alone who would like a daily check in by phone. Bhaktin Julia will call you each morning between 8 am and 10 am, and see how you are, if you have any needs today or this week. She can refer you on if you do have particular needs.
Please call or E-mail the Temple office to get on the phone list: 386-462-2017 or email@example.com.
Here is a link for a COMPLETE LIST OF CLASSES available in the community.
New Family Room/Nursery at the Temple (previously the old gift shop) is now open. This space is a heated and cooled space for parents to take care of their babies and young children while listening to the Temple program via radio. Current open hours are festival evening programs and Sunday feasts when the gift shop is open. Additionally, a coded lockbox with a key inside is now installed on the building so parents can access this space during the daily morning program and festival morning programs.
NEW DAYS! Community Unity Food Pantry
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. you can stop buy and pick up foods to supplement your own family's pantry. And if you can't drive for any reason, they can deliver to you. Contact 386-222-2912 for more information.
Go to http://communityunity.me/current-events/ to find out more.
HEART TO HEART: To stay informed about the health and well being of our community members, please let us know if you or someone you know is dealing with serious illness, hospitalization, surgeries, or other problems. Please call the Temple office at 386-462-2017 weekdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. At all other times you can leave a message.
In case of a mental illness emergency, follow this protocol.
Learn about our Cow Protection Program at our Face Book Page or our Web Site.
Learn about our Retired Cow Program at Save the Cow website. Remember, you can't have cow protection without a retired cow program. That's what it's all about!
Editor-in-Chief: Mukhya devi dasi
Editor/Production/Reporter: Mantrini devi dasi
Deity Photos: Mantrini devi dasi
Article Submission deadline:
1:00 p.m.Friday weekly
Send Temple-related articles/photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(The editors reserve the right to exclude or edit all submissions.)
Twelfth Annual St. Augustine Ratha-yatra
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Join our temple community as we kick off the 2017 Ratha-yatra Season!
- A wonderful day of Ratha-yatra festivities and fun for the whole family
- Pulling Lord Jagannatha on His chariot procession
- Kirtan music
- 10:30 am - The Chariot procession starts from St. George Street & Cathedral Place and continue until noon.
- 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Harinama Procession on St. George Street
- 2:30 pm - Cultural Program at The Gazebo at Plaza de la Constitution
Bhadra das reporting
Festival of Colors - Mark Your Calendars!
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Next ISKCON Disciples Course in Alachua
Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday, April 7, 8, 9, 2017
The ISKCON Disciples Course is a training program which deepens devotees understanding of guru tattva and guru padasraya within the multiple guru environment of ISKCON. This is a mandatory course for all devotees preparing to take initiation in ISKCON. (The course is also recommended for leaders, preachers, counselors and educators in ISKCON.) The course was developed under the direction of the Guru Services Committee, with the combined efforts of leading educators in ISKCON. The course is based on the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and current ISKCON Law and gives reference to the writings from the broader Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition. The 14 lessons include Powerpoint presentations, fun interactive workshops and assessment exercises. You will receive a certificate at the end of the class.
The following topics will be covered:
- Guru-tattva & Parampara - The truth about the concept of Guru and the guru's connection to the disciplic succession.
- Srila Prabhupada as ISKCON's Founder-Acarya & Gurus in ISKCON
- Guru-padasraya & Selecting a Guru - How to take select a Guru and take shelter of the Guru ( his lotus feet)
- Initiation Vows & Guru-puja
- Guru-seva: Vapuh- & Vani-Seva - Serving the guru: both his personal form and his instruction
- Guru-tyaga & Presenting One's Guru - How to present your guru to persons who are either not initiated or initiated by another Guru.
- Relationships within ISKCON & the Course Round Up
WHO: Tamohara das
WHEN: NEW HOURS! Friday evening: 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. & Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., April 7 - 9, 2017
MATERIALS FEE: $30
TO REGISTER: E-mail the Temple and put "Disciples Course" in the subject line - email@example.com Also, contact the Temple regarding accomodation information
if you are coming from out of town.
|Pay $30 fee here through PayPal :
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Summer Ratha-yatra Schedule
Mark Your Calendars
SUMMER RATHA-YATRA SCHEDULE:
- St. Augustine - April 8, 2017
- Clearwater Beach - May 6, 2017
- Daytona Beach - May 28, 2017
- Jacksonville Beach - August 19, 2017
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Gayatri devi dasi
"This morning, March 17, 2017, our friend and godsister, Gayatri devi dasi, passed on. According to Amarendra Prabhu "very very peaceful and serene. No pain or fear. She was totally at peace."
"Amarendra expressed his gratitude to the many bhaktas and friends who visited and comforted her in the final days.
It appeared to me that she was something like "Bhisma on a bed of arrows." She should not have survived the last 4 or 5 days, but she held on to receive the sincere kirtan and readings by the many devotees, bringing her ever more peace and strength for the inevitable time of passing.
Having known her and Amarendra from about 1969, before we all joined the Krishna consciousness movement in the fall of 1970, she had a very motherly and nurturing personality. She was not a philosopher, but a kind hearted soul who made those around her feel comfortable and cared for. As she expressed it herself in a slightly awkward way days before her passing, we were like "cubs" to her and she was a mother bear. She protected her cubs always.
Her family, her friends, knew and admired her for her simple loving nature. She brought out the good in others and is a testament that bhakti is there before us, if only we could see. She will be remembered by those who knew her for these qualities, and the complete absence of a complaining spirit through the ordeal of the metastatic ovarian cancer that finally led to her death. Many many noble and simple qualities we all can learn from her simple hearted and non-duplicitous nature. Hare Krishna. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada...and all glories to his daughter Gayatri devi dasi."
Pusta Krishna das and Daru Brahma devi dasi
Amarendra das and Gayatri devi dasi were instrumental in starting the first Krishna Lunch program in Gainesville, starting the Temple on Depot Street and installing the Gaura Nitai deities that currently reside on our altar in New Raman Reti. Gayatri was a an ISKCON-reknown cook as well.
Gayatri's son, Parama Karuna Liberman and his family are beloved members of our NRR community. Our condolences go out to them and all her family members. For more information on her involvement in the Gainesville Krishna Lunch history, click here.
Mantrini devi dasi reporting
Vyasa-puja for His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
4:00 - 7:00 p.m., NEXT Thursday, April 6, 2017 in NRR Temple Room
Rasa Manjari devi dasi reporting